Raleigh - The following are highlights from this week at the N.C. Department of Transportation. The below stories are also featured in our weekly newscast, N.C. Transportation Now, which can be viewed by clicking here.
Capital City Bike Ride
Secretary Nick Tennyson joined about 100 other bicyclists Friday morning for the Capital City Bike Ride. The group biked from a local park to the State Capitol grounds to kick off Raleigh's celebration of National Bike Month. Secretary Tennyson also spoke to the group about the department's commitment to promoting biking as a safe and viable form of transportation and stressed the importance of bicycle safety.
National Bike to School Day
Schools across the state took part in National Bike to School Day on Wednesday as part of National Bike Month. This event is part of a national effort to encourage more families to consider getting to school on foot or bike, as well as helping them work through potential challenges with biking or walking. The state's Active Routes to School program, which is a partnership between NCDOT and the North Carolina Division of Public Health, is a key way we support these alternative forms of transportation.
North Carolina Bicycling Routes
NCDOT offers a wealth of resources to help you plan your next bicycling adventure, including an interactive map of long-distance bike routes. The map provides all the information needed to plan a trip across our beautiful state with turn-by-turn directions, destination information and elevation profiles.
For more information on bicycling in North Carolina, including how to travel with your bike, visit the Bicycle and Pedestrian Division's website.